If a common tactic never works, it’s not supposed to.
You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
The darkest hour is just before it all goes black for good.
You only get so many chances to keep your mouth shut.
Help whom you love, lest you love whom you help.
It turns out that other people care a great deal what you think, as long as they can punish you for it.
Parade, n. Mob in waiting.
One obtains a reputation for prophecy by predicting what is already happening that no one else has noticed.
Most things are too big, and the bigger they get the worse they are.
If you throw like a girl, you probably argue like one.
There are reference works that ought to exist but do not, being too much trouble to assemble. The Encyclopedia of Musical Plagiarism is one, and The Historical Atlas of English Pronunciation is another.